Hip & Knee Center Media

A Tale of Two Surgeons: Father and Son, Working Side by Side

A Tale of Two Surgeons: Father and Son, Working Side by Side

From a young age, Keith Fehring knew he wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon.He didn’t have to look far for inspiration. His dad, Dr. Thomas “Tom” Fehring, has been an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacements for thirty years.
Why I Chose to Go through Fellowship Training

Why I Chose to Go through Fellowship Training

Fellowship training is an additional year of training which a surgeon chooses to pursue in a specialized area of orthopedics. Going through fellowship training was very important to me in becoming a surgeon. Being fellowship trained allows a surgeon to be able to train in a setting with more complex cases and broaden their knowledge in a more specific area of orthopedics.
Obesity and Total Knee Replacements: What to Know About New Research

Obesity and Total Knee Replacements: What to Know About New Research

Obesity is at an all-time high in the United States, affecting approximately 35% of the adult population. A person with a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or more is generally considered obese, according to the World Health Organization. Patients who are undergoing hip and knee replacements are also getting heavier, and we are seeing more morbidly obese patients are getting joint replacements.
Operation Walk Carolinas: Organizations Team Up for a Joint Effort

Operation Walk Carolinas: Organizations Team Up for a Joint Effort

Two billion people across the globe have no access to medical care.
International Medical Outreach: How and Why it Impacts Lives

International Medical Outreach: How and Why it Impacts Lives

Like all physicians, I went into medicine to make a difference in the lives of people in need.
OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Surgeons Meet with Congressional Leaders in D.C.

OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Surgeons Meet with Congressional Leaders in D.C.

Physicians advocating for more economical value-based care for patients and access to joint replacement surgery.
NASCAR: Spike in Hip, Wrist Injuries

NASCAR: Spike in Hip, Wrist Injuries

Femoral acetabular impingement and hook of hamate injuries are on the rise in NASCAR pit crews according to new research presented at the 2017 NASCAR Summit in Concord, North Carolina, on January 10, 2017.

Femoral acetabular impingement, hook of hamate injuries on rise in NASCAR pit crews

Research study findings presented by Drs. Glenn Gaston, Walter Beaver at NASCAR Summit
Femoral Acetabular Impingement in Rear Changers

Femoral Acetabular Impingement in Rear Changers

Femoral acetabular impingement injuries have increased among rear tire changers, according to research done by OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee surgeon Dr. Walter Beaver, who also serves as head team physician for Hendrick Motorsports, and Bill Heisel, director of the OrthoCarolina Motorsports program.
“A Joint Operation”

“A Joint Operation”

Hip and Knee Surgeons, Rheumatologists Collaborate to Improve Patient Outcomes – What to Know.
Study Examines Move to Ceramic Heads in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty

Study Examines Move to Ceramic Heads in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty

Dr. Fehring told OTW, “As we move away from using metal-on-metal bearings and face a relatively rare condition called ‘trunnionosis’
VIDEO: Biologics: Proposed guideline addresses perioperative management

VIDEO: Biologics: Proposed guideline addresses perioperative management

“We now have a document that’s based on the available evidence, and also based on expert opinion, to help us manage these patients much more thoroughly in the perioperative period,” Dr. Springer, an orthopedic surgeon in Charlotte, N.C.
Musculoskeletal Leaders Gather in Charlotte for Annual Meeting

Musculoskeletal Leaders Gather in Charlotte for Annual Meeting

Some of the world’s top physicians, researchers, and scientists in the field of musculoskeletal infections will unite in Charlotte August 5-6 during the annual meeting of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS).
Pierre’s Story

Pierre’s Story

“My knee was so big it looked like a watermelon..."
Multi Modal Pain Management: Making Hip and Knee Surgical Pain Easier

Multi Modal Pain Management: Making Hip and Knee Surgical Pain Easier

American registered nurse Margo McCaffery, a pioneer of the field of pain management nursing, famously had a theory about human pain: "whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever he says it does".
Triathlete Competes After Hip Resurfacing at OrthoCarolina

Triathlete Competes After Hip Resurfacing at OrthoCarolina

FORMER ARMY COLONEL TRAVELS 2,000 MILES FOR CUTTING-EDGE PROCEDURE
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

THE "BIONIC” WOMAN REFUSES TO LET ARTHRITIS SLOW HER DOWN
The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Awards 3-year, $500,000 grant to Thomas K. Fehring, MD of the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Awards 3-year, $500,000 grant to Thomas K. Fehring, MD of the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) announced today it has awarded a $500,000 research grant to Dr. Thomas Fehring of the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center and OrthoCarolina Research Institute, Charlotte, NC.
OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center Leading in Research

OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center Leading in Research

More research needed for guidance on one-stage vs two-stage exchange to treat PJI after TKA
Changing Technology and Trends in Joint Replacement

Changing Technology and Trends in Joint Replacement

Joint replacement patients are growing older, but also getting younger
How Obesity Affects Arthritis

How Obesity Affects Arthritis

Even as countries worldwide have populations that suffer from malnutrition, obesity has become a major worldwide health concern including in the United States.
NASCAR Medicine

NASCAR Medicine

In the Fast Lane with PA Bill Heisel
Top Achievements in Charlotte Medicine 2015 - Thomas Ferhing

Top Achievements in Charlotte Medicine 2015 - Thomas Ferhing

In an effort to improve the quality of care available in their community, these doctors are making Charlotte a leader in medical research, training, and education
Ice vs. Heat: What Should I Use, When?

Ice vs. Heat: What Should I Use, When?

Almost all of us, at some point, will strain or irritate a muscle or ligament, and the resulting pain can have a big impact on your daily life. To make that pain subside is it better to use ice or heat?
For three days last week, Charlotte played host to 105 of the top knee surgeons in the world.

For three days last week, Charlotte played host to 105 of the top knee surgeons in the world.

The top knee surgeons in world come to Charlotte for the annual meeting of the Knee Society.
8  Ways to Keep Your Knees Healthy as You Age

8 Ways to Keep Your Knees Healthy as You Age

Knee pain is a common problem, especially in older adults. As we move, walk and run every day, we battle gravity, and natural deterioration will occur...
New Joints for Senior Patients

New Joints for Senior Patients

When patients have painful joints such as hips or knees that continue to bother them despite non-surgical therapy, joint replacements can help tremendously – even among the elderly population.
THE TOP 22 NORTH AMERICAN KNEE SURGEONS - Dr. Springer

THE TOP 22 NORTH AMERICAN KNEE SURGEONS - Dr. Springer

Dr. Bryan Springer recognized for excellence